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December 20, 2011
Taylor Wootton scored 20 points to lift host Drexel to its first home win, a 72-59 pounding over City Six rival La Salle in women's basketball. Hollie Mershon added 13 points for the Dragons (5-3). Alexis Scott scored a game- and season-high 33 points for La Salle (3-8).   In another game: *  At St. Francis, Pa., Katie Kuester's 16 points led Saint Joseph's (6-4) to an 83-53 win.  
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January 18, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Saturday at 2 p.m. Where: Tom Gola Arena. TV/Radio: goexplorers.com; WFIL-AM (560). Records: Fordham (5-10, 0-4 Atlantic Ten), La Salle (9-8, 1-3). Coaches: Fordham, Tom Pecora (5th season, 39-95); La Salle, John Giannini (11th season, 167-162). Last meeting: La Salle won, 64-62, at Fordham on March 1, 2014. Fordham's top three: Eric Paschall (16.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg.), Mandell Thomas (12.7 ppg., 4.3 rpg., 3.2 apg.), Christian Sengfelder (11.5 ppg., 6.4 rpg)
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June 15, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year ago, both Council Rock South and La Salle saw their baseball seasons end in devastating fashion. In an error-marred state-quarterfinal playoff, C.R. South yielded three runs in the bottom of the seventh and bowed to Spring-Ford, 6-5. La Salle, after jumping out to an 11-0 lead in the first 11/2 innings of a Catholic League semifinal against Neumann-Goretti, gave up 13 runs in a nightmarish sixth inning and fell, 18-13. The chance to come full circle comes on Friday, when the Golden Hawks and Explorers clash in a PIAA Class AAAA championship game set for 1 p.m. at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
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January 14, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. Where: University of Dayton Arena. Radio: WNTP 990 AM Records: La Salle (9-7, 1-2 Atlantic 10); Dayton (13-2, 3-0). Coaches: La Salle, John Giannini (11th season, 167-161); Dayton, Archie Miller (4th season, 76-41) . Last meeting: Dayton won, 65-53, on Feb. 19, 2014, in Dayton. La Salle's top three: Jordan Price (17.3 ppg., 2.7 apg.), Jerrell Wright (11.3 ppg., 7.0 rpg.), Steve Zack (8.9 ppg., 8.6 rpg.). Dayton's top three: Jordan Sibert (16.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg.)
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January 8, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. Where: Tom Gola Arena. Radio: GoExplorers.com Records: Massachusetts 7-7, 0-1 Atlantic 10; La Salle 8-6, 0-1. Coaches: Massachusetts, Derek Kellogg (6th season, 116-93); La Salle, John Giannini (11th season, 166-15). Last meeting: Host Massachusetts won, 79-67, on Feb. 5, 2014. Massachusetts' top three: Maxi Escho (13.5 ppg., 6.4 rpg.), Cady Lalanne (13. ppg.., 9.1 rpg.), Derrick Gordon (11.4 ppg., 4.8 rpg.)
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March 28, 2013 | BY KEVIN MAHON, For the Daily News
THE MOST pressing matter on my mind leading up to La Salle's Sweet 16 game on Thursday is how I am going to obtain a ticket. Not to the West Regional semifinal against Wichita State, but to the Flyers-Islanders matchup taking place in Philly on the same night. Let me explain. I'm a bit superstitious, and in my mind the only way for La Salle to win on Thursday, is for me to be in the building I've visited each day the Explorers have won an NCAA Tournament game this year - the Wells Fargo Center.
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March 29, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - The good doctor didn't mean to be contrary. Dr. John Giannini was not being obtuse, or ornery, or even particularly prickly the past 2 weeks, when he disputed the "Cinderella" tag affixed to his Explorers. His dispute, of course, was meant to legitimize La Salle in his own players' eyes. He's practically a sports psychologist, for goodness' sake. Don't let him mesmerize you with that soothing tone. La Salle was as Cinderella a story as any team, ever.
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October 13, 2012
La Salle men's tennis player Dale Fetterman won both of his matches on Thursday to lead the Explorers to a 6-1 home win over the University of the Sciences. Fetterman beat the Devils' Cameron Carlock, 6-0, 6-1, in singles and teamed with Thomas MacLeod to beat Carlock and Peter Micu, 8-3, in doubles. Field hockey. Catherine Bitterly and Danielle Strong (Boyertown Area) each scored to lead Ursinus to a 2-1 win over host Bryn Mawr. Volleyball. Victoria Limmina had 18 digs and Cecily Scavicchio (Garnet Valley)
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April 17, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THROUGH the years, people have told James Stewart that someday someone was going to come along and help him. He thought about those words as he learned to ride a bike. He thought about them as he bonded with his father over cooking lessons. He thought about them as he toured pizzerias to learn how to toss pizzas. He thought about them as he lived his life with a malformed hand, a birth defect. The reality is that Stewart, 34, doesn't need help: He's adapted, he's determined and he's doing just fine in his job making pizzas.
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April 10, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Union return to PPL Park on Saturday still in search of their first win, they will do so with a significantly different look. Highly touted but struggling goalie Rais Mbolhi will not play against New York City FC. In his place, manager Jim Curtin has decided to start John McCarthy, the 2014 USL goalkeeper of the year, who joined the club from the Rochester Rhinos in February. "John McCarthy will be our starter and Andre Blake will back him up," Curtin said Tuesday at a news conference.
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April 8, 2015 | By Mark Mucic, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brian Schnell started and ended the scoring in Archbishop Carroll's 4-3 Catholic League baseball victory Monday over La Salle. The senior second baseman put the Patriots ahead for good, 2-0, with a double in the bottom of the second. Schnell (two hits, three RBIs) then threw out the potential tying run at home to end the game. Pioneer. Andrew Bauer struck out 10 in a six-inning four-hitter as visiting Boyertown blanked Methacton, 11-0. Nonleague. Ryan Ernst drove in three with a double in the top of the 10th and Central Bucks East held on for a 5-2 win over Archbishop Ryan.
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March 29, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Life as a lacrosse goalie is not easy. With negligible padding and little time before shooters hurl the ball in a hurry, sometimes your team's fate rests on your poise under pressure. Now, imagine you're a sophomore - with little varsity experience - fighting for a starting spot at one of the nation's best high school programs. That's the situation Andrew Clark and James Rodgers find themselves in for Malvern Prep, which won the coveted Inter-Ac Invitational championship last season.
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March 28, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Steinmetz, a longtime La Salle assistant who stepped down last month as defensive coordinator, has returned as the head coach. He was announced Thursday as the successor to nine-year boss Drew Gordon. "I really wasn't away that long," he said. "I thought about it quite a bit after Drew stepped away, talked it over with my family, and decided to put my hat in the ring. " Steinmetz, 56, was an assistant at the school for 34 years. He coached under Gordon, Joe Colistra, and John "Tex" Flannery.
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March 27, 2015 | Staff Report
LA SALLE HIGH School named John Steinmetz as its new head football coach yesterday. Steinmetz, who is a graduate of the Class of 1977, has been an assistant coach at the school for 35 years and served under all three of the former head coaches. Former head coach Drew Gordon stepped down on Feb. 10 after nine seasons (2006-2014). Steinmetz takes over a program that has reached the Catholic League championship game eight times in the last 9 years, winning six titles (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)
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March 25, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
CHESTER HIGH had won consecutive PIAA AAAA titles when it played Lower Merion in the 2013 championship game. The Clippers had beaten Lower Merion in the 2012 title game, 59-33, to finish off an unbeaten season. Its star, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, was on his way to Arizona. The expected script was altered when senior B.J. Johnson went for 22 points and 11 rebounds for Lower Merion and the Aces took the championship, 63-47. Johnson went on to Syracuse, but it never worked out as he hoped.
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March 25, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
B.J. Johnson, a former Lower Merion basketball standout who is transferring from Syracuse after two seasons, committed Monday to continue his career at La Salle. Johnson's father, Bobby, was a sharpshooting wing guard for ex-coach Speedy Morris and the Explorers from 1986 to 1990. "I couldn't be happier about B.J.'s decision," the Southern High School graduate said. "There's a legacy there which I think he'll eclipse. " A 6-foot-7, 190-pound sophomore forward, B.J. Johnson averaged 4.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 25 games for Syracuse in the recently completed season.
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March 21, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
A month after stepping down as La Salle's head football coach, Drew Gordon has decided to return to the sideline. Gordon has accepted the position of offensive coordinator at nearby Bishop McDevitt, where he was a standout quarterback in the late 1960s. "It's something that I had a lot of interest in because it's close to home, I played there, I've known [head coach] Pat Manzi for a long time, and I'm friendly with [president] Steve Finley," he said. "I'm excited about the challenge.
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March 16, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
It wasn't the type of scene they envisioned, but when a group of bleary-eyed La Salle seniors emerged from a melancholy locker room Saturday, they were greeted by an ovation from family and friends. The Explorers had fallen, 60-59, in the Class AAAA quarterfinals to J.P. McCaskey after last-second excitement at a near-capacity Spring-Ford. That didn't stop Najee Walls, David Krmpotich, and Daniel Corr from hearing respectful applause as they left the locker room. Minutes earlier, head coach Joe Dempsey had already conveyed the same message.
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